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How To Avoid A Sports Injury & What Is The Best Treatment?
Sports injury is all too common, but you can avoid it in most instances. Proper warm-up, hydration, and simple steps in this article will help you prevent sports-related injuries in Malaysia. If you have a sports injury, contact our main center on 03 2093 1000. We have award-winning chiropractors and physiotherapists who can help repair joints or the spine without injections or surgery.
Sports injuries are common in Malaysia, and we have seen a fair share of injured weekend warriors and injured professional athletes. In almost all cases, injuries were due to exhaustion resulting from electrolyte imbalance that you could have easily prevented. To help Malaysia live a healthy, active life, this Chiropractic-in-Malaysia article will shine a light on how you can prevent sports injuries in Malaysia.
What Is The Leading Cause Of Sports Injuries In Malaysia?
In Malaysia, heat exhaustion is the leading cause of most sports injuries. Heat exhaustion is a faint-like collapse after exercise that results from low blood pressure. The best means of avoidance is proper hydration with electrolyte-infused drinks such as 100plus or Gatorade. Adequate hydration is essential in keeping up with the nutritional demands of your body. But, most important is to avoid clear liquids such as distilled water or even some of those bottled waters. Drinking water may not be enough, so don’t just look to quenching that thirst, go for liquids with maximum power.
Another critical point to remember is that alcohol and sports don’t mix. Far too often, we see people drinking beer in golf, tennis, or other sports. Keep alcohol away from any sport or outdoor activities. It is better for you and your friends. Additionally, it might even be better if you avoid drinking alcoholic beverages the night before a sporting event. Alcohol wipes out all the electrolytes in your system. You may not feel the impact right away, but you could very quickly end with a severe life-threatening health issue on the field the day you play. Play safe and alcohol-free.
However, if you happen to fall victim to heatstroke or heat exhaustion, there are things you can do to make you feel better and even avoid dangerous, life-threatening situations. Heat exhaustion athletes can recover rapidly on lying down with leg raised to improve blood pressure. Heatstroke victims collapse during exercise due to impaired body temperature control. Heatstroke is potentially fatal if immediate first aid to lower body temperature is not provided.
What To Do For heatstroke Victim?
Remove the person from the field and lay them down with legs and pelvis raised in a cool place. Remove excessive clothing and cool the body by wetting skin and vigorous fanning. Apply ice packs to the groin, armpits, and neck to increase the cooling effect. Provide cold water if the athlete is conscious. For heatstroke victims they should be cool in a shallow plastic bath of iced water for (5-10 minutes), and you should continue cooling treatments till the arrival of the ambulance.
Electrolyte Imbalance In Sports Injuries
Athletes have to stay hydrated to control their body temperature. Drink about 500ml of electrolyte-infused liquids 2 hours before the sports activity. 500-750ml of cool electrolyte-infused water or sports drink needs to be consumed every hour for activities lasting for one hour or more. Reduce the exercise intensity if you feel uncomfortably hot or if your skin is dripping wet all over with sweat. Regular endurance training in warm conditions to acquire adequate physical fitness and acclimatization to heat decreases the risk of heat illness. Always wear light-colored, lightweight, loose-fitting, and UV-protected clothing, which allow natural sweat evaporation.
Heat exhaustion is the leading cause of sports injuries in Malaysia. If you happen to be the unlucky one who got injured, we can help. We have the best clinical physiotherapy for sports injuries in Malaysia. Call our main center at 03 2093 1000 for more information about sports injuries and world-class therapy options available here in Malaysia. Chiropractic Specialty Center® has the top-rated team of physiotherapists and chiropractors in Malaysia for all types of sports injuries.